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Title: Effective single scattering albedo estimation using regional climate model
Authors: Tesfaye, M
Tsidu, M
Sivakumar, V
Botai, J
Keywords: Regional climate model
Effective single-scattering albedo
Biomass burning
Atmosphere sciences
SASAS 2011
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences
Citation: Tesfaye, M, Tsidu, M, Sivakumar, V and Botai, J. 2011. Effective single scattering albedo estimation using regional climate model. 27th Annual Conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences: the Interdependent Atmosphere, Land and Ocean, Hartbeespoort, 22-23 September 2011
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7568
Abstract: In this study, by modifying the optical parameterization of Regional Climate model (RegCM), the authors have computed and compared the Effective Single-Scattering Albedo (ESSA) which is a representative of VIS spectral region. The arid, semi-arid and agriculturally active areas of South Africa showed a higher ESSA (>0.93). Due to intensive biomass burning and atmospheric processes of BC particles in the south-east coastal areas, lower values of ESSA were observed (~ 0.73 to 0.88). The evaluation of the simulated ESSA, in comparison with MISR retrieved data, exhibited a very good agreement (deviation < 8%).
Description: 27th Annual Conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences: the Interdependent Atmosphere, Land and Ocean, Hartbeespoort, 22-23 September 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5335
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